National seniors lobby for free dental check for elderly

Don't know why they're smiling, they can't afford the dentist.

A seniors lobby group, National Seniors, is pressuring the Federal Government to provide free means-tested dental checks for 64-year-olds. A spokesperson for the group, Marjorie Green told a Federal Community Cabinet event at Ipswich this week that many elderly Australians […]

More dentists join dental labour force, but only in major cities

The dental workforce is increasingly ageing, feminising, and shifting to part-time work.

The supply of dentists in Australia grew from 46.6 to 50.3 full-time equivalent practising dentists per 100,000 people between 2000 and 2006, according to a new report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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